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  1. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Davie Connell brought him to Kilsyth, he did score a few goals but never repeated his hat-trick and my memory is that he missed an awfull lot of sitters!
  2. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Kenny Neil? He scored a hat trick on his debut for us.
  3. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Yes, it did drag on a bit! I seem to remember Bo'ness were having a very good Scottish cup run that year but lost to Ashfield in the 6th round which was played in mid March and presumably he left for Rangers immediately after that game. Also I believe he scored a hat trick against Falkirk on his debut. He did play against Kilsyth a couple of years later in a friendly game at Duncansfield which we won 2-1 with both our goals scored by Tommy Douglas, the Benburb legend, who had a season with us. Glasgow Rangers had a pretty strong team out that day including Scott, Don Kitchenbrand, goalkeeper Bobby Brown and some others with first team experience.
  4. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Didn't realise he had gome back to juveniles but I presume he would have been scoring a barrowload of goals at that level. Maybe if he had stayed at Kilsyth he would have got 5 cup medals as that was our haul in 53-54 season. But we has signed an ex-Bo'ness centre forward to replace him from Forth Rangers, Alex Querrie, and he got 60 in that season. Did Jimmy stay with you till end of 54-55 season and what was his goals total? He would presumably been playing alongside Alex Scott and I would imagine that combination would have got a formidable total between them. I had relations who lived in Bo'ness and when we visited there were some great discussions as to the relative merits of our teams. Didn't come to blows but it did get a bit heated!
  5. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Wasn't really asking for info, just adding another question for afficianados of this thread. My records show him coming to Kilsyth early in the 1952-53 season and his first goal came in a 1st round Pompey cup game against Shawfield Juniors on 230th September. He scored fairly regulaly thereafter getting a total of nine goals, a long way behind our top scorer, Martin Mulhall with 38. Two other, Arthur Walls on 13 and John Glover with 10 were ahead of him. Jimmy's final goal for us came in a 4-3 defeat at Wishaw on 2nd May 1953. That was the day of the Stanley Mathews cup final which was the first game I ever saw on television in a local cafe. I had missed the supporters bus for the game at Wishaw which was our first loss in 26 games . Presumably Jimmy Harrower joined Bo'ness for the 1953-54 season as he did not figure in our team afterwards.
  6. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    And who did he play for before Bo'ness? And after Bo'ness?
  7. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    There aren't many Clyde fans in Rutherglen these days. There's not many anywhere!
  8. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    I'll only be back if we're playing the glens mate or we've no game ,my mrs family all watch the glens ,but your right theve a smashing team at the moment and deserve more support from the rutherglen public . They're all at Broadwood watching Rutherglens other team also pushing for promotion. Maybe a double celebration on the cards in a few weeks time.
  9. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Good to see Nicky coming good and getting a regular start. I always thought that he would have been picked up by a senior club before now. Reputedly Falkirk showed an interest a couple of years ago, must be better than some in their present squad.
  10. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    I'll suggest it was a club which was not originally a football club, but played something else like Queens Park being originally a cricket club. eg Kilsyth curling club claim to be the oldest in the world but they never started a football section for when the ice melted in the Spring. I don't really believe their claim in any case!
  11. Kilsyth Rangers 2018/19

    Pretty easy win today. Don't know if this was a full Bankies squad or not but they hardly had a decent shot on target all day. Now we just have to complete our league programme and the ambition has to be finish in the top four. I think Rossvale will get above both Arthurlie and Cumbernauld and I hope we finish above 'nauld as well. Points dropped against teams we should have beaten has cost us a promotion place once again. Hopefully next season if we can hold this squad together.
  12. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Miss going to Thorniewood, they always had plenty of GENUINE Tunnocks caramel wafers. And teacakes. And caramel logs.
  13. Famous players that played Junior

    You'll have heard of Jimmy Quinn, undoubtably the most famous player of all who came from a junior club, Smithstone Albion, to Celtic in 1900 and stayed with them for his entire senior career of 15 years. Fifth highest Celtic goalscorer of all time, first to score two hatricks against Rangers, it just goes on. Right up there with Jimmy Johnstone and Kenny Dalgliesh as best ever.
  14. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Is there a West Renfrewshire, or is it just Inverclyde?
  15. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Westfield Park (Dunipace?). I log in to this thread every morning, not just because its the most interesting one on P & B but to find out if there will ever be a game that Bo'ness actually lost!
  16. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Could be three if Rossvale make it as well. But hold on, are they not from East Dunbartonshire? But maybe it would be back to two if Rob Roy go down, they are East Dunbartonshire as well. My head hurts, is Barrhead in greater Glasgow or Renfrewshire or where?
  17. Evening Times Cup

    The Evening Times Trophy has been going far longer than EUFA Champions League and is a much bigger competition in any case.
  18. Evening Times Cup

    I can see why carrying it over to the following season to alleviate end of season fixture congestion is being introduced but the teams who actually contest it might be quite different from the ones that actually won the right to contest it. Players go out of contract and move on at the end of one season and clubs rebuild their squad. I never did like the format of having all the league winners contesting it, but having said that quite often it was a team from one of the lower divisions who won the trophy. That is how we won it in 2003 as winners from the third tier of the newly formed West Region. The Evening Times have a very long history of supporting junior football and we should not discard the connection lightly. It is hard enough to find new sponsors as it is but maybe their sponsorship could be transferred to some other competition. My suggestion would be a short, sharp, straight knock out invitation tournament for teams who have already finished their involvement in other competitions. Four teams from Ayrshire area, four from the old Central area, to be changed every year except the holders are allowed to defend it, but not more than twice. Sounds a bit complicated I know but it could possibly attract some additional local sponsors with prizes for top scoring team and player as incentives fior attacking football, just my own thoughts.
  19. Junior Early Days?

    Just like you say, football in the early days was just another activity for sports clubs already in existance. Queens Park were principally a cricket club, Vale of Leven played shinty and competed in rowing. Others no doubt played different games. Anyone for Quoits?
  20. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Never held you back in the past, but hopefully with the worst of the weather now behind us it will be a resumption of normal service.
  21. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Never known so little activity on this thread. Has Glensmad gone on holiday again?
  22. West Region Games Off - 16th March

    Kilsyth/Girvan off.
  23. Micheal Duke

    Huge attendance at Dukesy' funeral today to pay tribute to a great guy. Very moving oration and fitting musical choices. Won't be forgotton for a very long time here at Duncansfield.
  24. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Thanks for info about Matt Cummings. I have passed it on. He has good memories of his time with Bo'ness but just wanted a reminder of what he had achieved while there. It was sixty years ago after all, others here are complaing of their memory playing tricks after just ten years!
  25. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Back with another request, last night I was doing a talk for a church mens group in Kincardine and I was speaking to a former Bo'ness player. His name is Matt Cummings and he played in the late 1950's up front, either centre forward or outside right (that takes you back!). He was quite successful, scoring quite a few goals but had a leg break from which he apparently did not make a full recovery and eventually left the club. He reckons a young striker came in, he thinks from Kilsyth St Patricks, a juvenile club, who was scoring freely and went on to play for Peterborough. His name may have been Reilly, any further information?